Jackson also appears as the enigmatic hotel manager, who warns Cusack about the room, yet seems to know more that he shares. There are, of course, those who will be disappointed by 1408--because when all is said and done, they will find it's not a movie about a freaky hotel room, but rather the man who's trapped in that hotel room and what he finds there. Its main intention is not to scare you though it undoubtedly will ; it wants to tell you a story. Fortunately, this role appeals to that character. John Cusack is brilliant as the cynical writer with a tragic past.
Find latest subtitles in the world's biggest database. Mike books the room, despite the warnings of the hotel manager, Gerald Olin Samuel L. He not only has to carry almost the entire film on his own, but he also has to convincingly act like he is slowly going insane without hamming it up, or losing his personality. He's never unbelievable, and he always nails the character down perfectly. Get your files from the source! We're never beaten over the head with the same thing; the film is always headed somewhere new and exciting.
It's just a very evil presence that can somehow look deep within troubled souls, and torture them to death with their own personal demons. Cusack has long been a favorite of mine, and this is one of his stronger recent roles. Rather than bombard the audience with ghostly special effects and gore, the movie gets under your skin and goes for a much more psychological approach. Any actor can tell you that madness is a difficult thing to depict. He sees the room as a solid ending chapter for the new book he's working on.
I also suggest that you pick up and read the short story Room 1408. At the center of the movie is John Cusack, who literally has to carry the movie almost by himself. This movie captures a lot of the mental torture that Stephen King writes so well embodied in room 1408. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive. Hinelar on a mission to conquer the current reality.
All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties and contain only links to other sites on the Internet. Fortunately, it never once loses its sense of the eerie, and remains appropriately unsettling throughout. Cusack is fine as always and carries the film effortlessly and literally through Hell and high water. Koichiro Endo, Shun Namiki, Chiasato Jogaseski, and Miku Imamura are also members of Cybernetics. And with room 1408, you never really know what you're in for.
His warnings give us chill bumps but leave enough open so that we still don't know what we're in for. Even though the movie frequently flies into the realm of the unbelievable, it manages to somehow stay grounded. John Cusack, a cynical writer who has sunk from producing intimate novels to hack work about haunted inns, is lured to a Manhattan hotel where room 1408 is off limits to visitors, because of its long history of inhospitality. He strikes a very good balance, and remains believable throughout. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive. Who am I to ruin it for you? Entering the room, nothing seems ominous at first.
One day, Mike receives a postcard informing him of an old hotel in New York City called the Dolphin Hotel, which is supposed to have a room that has quite the history. I would say see it and judge for yourself. It digs much deeper for its horror than simple jolt thrills, and becomes an effectively thrilling horror film. The screenplay by Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski, wisely does not even attempt to explain Room 1408. We will not come to understand why the room is the way it is. It's much more effective than the usual characters that have passed as villains in recent paranormal films usually gray-skinned people with hair over their faces , and it never once becomes heavy-handed or preachy. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally relates the death of more than fifty guests over decades in the cursed room.
Director Mikael Hafstrom has created the most atmospheric and downright tense thriller I can think of so far this year. Through him, we pick up on the facts about the room Mike's research couldn't provide. There was never a time when I wasn't rooting for Mike Enslin in 1408. When all is said and done, 1408 is a reminder of what horror can do. This is essentially a one-man show for most of its running time, with fleeting apparitions being his main companions. When the room started showing him flashbacks of Mike's own past, I grew nervous, thinking that the movie was going to start hitting us over the head with morales. This is also a tricky balance to pull off.
In the wrong hands, this material could have been laughable. Jackson gives a chilling performance as a manager who is intent on not letting Mike enter room 1408. He now spends his time writing trashy paranormal novels about the world's most haunted areas. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the film never loses its way, and become an excuse to throw as many special effects and jump scares into the movie as it possibly can. But seriously, who wants to apply logic to a movie about an evil hotel room that can read your mind? Most of the intended audience for these movies isn't even scared anymore. It could be argued that the whole thing loses some weight when we apply logic to the story. Subtitles for tv series and episodes from any kind of genre.